Farmers will have a stronger line of defense against fungal diseases in 2013 with Monsanto's planned introduction of Acceleron® Seed Treatment Products with a new-generation fungicide for soybeans and cotton.
These seed treatment products contain multiple modes of action to deliver more complete and consistent disease protection, including a new fungicidal active ingredient. This offering of Acceleron Seed Treatment Products includes:
• Defense against Rhizoctonia and Fusarium
• Protection from seed and seedling diseases
• Broad-spectrum insect protection
The products are being evaluated in Monsanto field trials this season. The objective is to compare performance in terms of stand development and total stand survival, vigor enhancement and, ultimately, yield. In some plots, time-lapse photography was utilized to capture differences in emergence and early-season plant growth and health. While the focus is on disease, the trials also compared early-season insect protection.
Acceleron Seed Treatment Products for soybeans are designed to complement and help maximize the performance potential of Genuity® Roundup Ready 2 Yield® soybeans. They provide an early-season advantage of improved early-season vigor and stand establishment with superior protection from seed and seedling diseases and early season insect pests.
For additional information, farmers can contact their seed representative or ag retailer or visit www.acceleronsts.com.